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The Case for Trump

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Donald Trump has written a new narrative about the presidency—casting himself as hero, writes Hoover historian Victor Davis Hanson. Now the question is how this story ends.

The Politics of Pessimism

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The so-called Green New Deal tells a tale of doom and gloom—not of the vibrant, growing America we actually live in.

On, Wisconsin!

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Democrats hope that picking their presidential nominee in Milwaukee will boost their chances in the Midwest. Convention magic, however, is fickle.

Three Pillars of Wisdom

by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

To restrain both arrogant rulers and reckless populists, Hoover economist Raghuram Rajan argues in his new book, we must restore strong local communities.

A Heavy, Quite Visible Hand

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Manipulated wages, housing shortages, rents set by government diktat—distortions abound. The market is a much better mechanism than government for matching supply and demand.

Debt and Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Despite rising budget deficits, few in Washington propose fiscal prudence. Instead, there are unconscionable proposals for vast new spending programs.

Checked and Unbalanced

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Constitution blends political ideas into a harmonious whole. Modern partisan warfare, on the other hand, sharpens differences and dulls the harmony, and democracy suffers.

Tides of Humanity

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Millions of people seek better lives by crossing borders, but many of those new lands are ill-prepared to receive them—or hostile toward them. But there are ways to deal with the demographic flood intelligently and humanely.

Is Reform Even Possible?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steinervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It’s easy to get discouraged about the many stubborn obstacles to better schools. Thoughts on giving the system the jolt it needs.

What a Reformer Believes

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Improving education isn’t just one long policy battle. Reformers of all stripes can claim common ground and even—sometimes—common sense.

Law and Border

by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Can the president declare a national emergency to build his border wall? Stanford law professor and Hoover fellow Michael W. McConnell guides us across uncharted legal terrain.

Future Shocked

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Silly nature myths and anti-capitalist posturing are neither new nor green nor a deal.

The GOP Needs Asian Voters

by Avik Roy, John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conservatives need to show a particular regard for the desires of Asian-Americans—including their desires for liberty and justice for all.

Progress and the Moral High Ground

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The culture war has left America’s minority groups where they started: held up as victims, held back from advancement. Conservatives have a great opportunity to scrap that old, failed narrative.

The Once and Future Anti-Semitism

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman examines the modern motives beyond an ancient hatred.

“China Will Reclaim Its Greatness”

by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

China expert Elizabeth C. Economy analyzes a “third revolution” and a second coming: that of Mao Zedong, in the form of Xi Jinping.

Tempted by Technology

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Huawei’s new wireless networks may drive a wedge between the United States and its close ally Britain. Is shiny new tech worth the risk of opening a door to Chinese spies?

Telecom Buyer, Beware

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All telecom technology, not just Huawei’s, presents security risks. And all of those risks are potentially manageable.

Kim Already Has What He Wants

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Since peaceful change would threaten his very survival, Kim Jong Un is prepared to hold the world at gunpoint indefinitely.

Capital Punishment’s Dead End?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

California’s politicians no longer even pretend to support the death penalty. Who does support it? California’s voters.

The Ministry of Labor

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A proposed law would dramatically interfere with businesses’ right to hire and promote whom they want. California doesn’t need this Orwellian regulation.

King of the Hill

by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow and legendary Yale historian Charles Hill looks back on grand strategy and a grand life.

“It’s Not the End of the World”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

We can handle rising temperatures—if only everyone would calm down and think. Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg on climate change and sweet reason.

“Technology Always Becomes Something Else”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The age of artificial intelligence has already begun, says futurist Amy Webb, and a cascade of small changes will swell until “life is nothing like it was before.” The good news: people might finally decide what they want from tech, and what they will refuse to tolerate

The Audacity of Nope

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It takes a special kind of chutzpah to compare the outrageous goals and impossible price tag of the Green New Deal with the components of the original New Deal.

Native Freedoms

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Indian tribes once had economies that helped them thrive, not merely survive. They must be allowed to reclaim their economic freedom, re-establish the rule of law, and reassert individual liberties.

Ideas Have Consequences

featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before he went on to run another great think tank, the Heritage Foundation, Edwin J. Feulner served as a fellow at the Hoover Institution—and has followed Hoover ever since. In this appreciation of Hoover’s first century, he explains how the institution has kept vigil, preventing the world, in Herbert Hoover’s own words, from slumping “back toward darkness.”

Solzhenitsyn Was Here

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The celebrated Soviet exile came, did some research in the Hoover Archives, and began his scrutiny of the American scene. Notes on a memorable visitor.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The fierce metal bear that guards the reading room of the Hoover Archives reminds visitors of a link between California—the former “Bear Flag Republic”—and Russia, where Herbert Hoover worked as a mining engineer in the early twentieth century.

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Sunday, July 1, 2001

2001 No. 3

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Hoover Digest 2001 No. 2
Sunday, April 1, 2001

2001 No. 2

by Tom Bethell Monday, April 30, 2001
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by Milton Friedman Monday, April 30, 2001
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa Monday, April 30, 2001
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2001 No. 1

by Amity Shlaes Tuesday, January 30, 2001
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Let the States Incubate

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Where it’s allowed to thrive, federalism keeps American governance nimble and innovative.

Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Puritanism is once again a force in American life—at least when it’s being used for political advantage.

Rough Riders

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sometimes Americans benefit from leaders who are large and in charge.

The High Cost of Good Intentions

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Must all government programs keep growing—and deepening the national debt? Hoover fellow John Cogan sees hope in the rare exceptions. 

What Beijing Doesn't Want

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

North Korea's nuclear threats are shaking up Asian security. That could put a welcome brake on China's ambitions.

Lighting the Fuse

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

A nuclear North Korea creates pressure for a nuclear South Korea-and Japan.

From Sparta to Saddam

by Barry Strauss via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Nations that abandon diplomacy enter a realm of violence and confusion.

No Shortage of Quagmires

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Seizing the military initiative can lead to success, as history confirms, but only if the party that seizes the initiative is fully prepared to exploit it. Few are. 

Immigration that Pays Off

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

A novel idea to make immigration policy both fair and market-driven: require entrants to post "integration bonds."

Population Power

by Timothy Kanevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018
Ever since America began, immigration has meant strength.

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